Floodplain Information

Are you in a Floodplain?  Do you need information about building in the Floodplain?  Are you interested in further protecting your home from flooding?  Why should you purchase Flood Insurance?  Where is the Floodplain in Dorchester County?  Click here to find information about these questions and Dorchester County’s Floodplain Management Program.

County Property for Sale

Dorchester County takes a proactive approach to dealing with vacant, blighted and abandoned property.  If a property does not sell at the annual tax auction, the County will take ownership and maintain the property until it can be transformed into productive property by new home owners, non-profits, adjacent property owners or neighborhood groups. We do this through a progressive policy which encourages affordable home ownership. Check out the list of available properties and process for purchasing here.

Land Preservation and Recreation Plan

Dorchester County’s Recreation and Parks (R&P) Department has dedicated several months developing our Land Preservation Park and Recreation Plan as required by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. This is an exciting opportunity for R&P to collaborate with other County Departments, Municipalities, and other stakeholders – as well as the public, through surveys and two open meetings – to build a comprehensive, yet flexible, plan to meet the recreational needs of our citizens.  To view the Land Preservation and Recreation Plan click here.

Regional Technology Park

Let our natural beauty and signature Eastern Shore lifestyle move you to Dorchester’s Technology Park. Conveniently located off U.S. Route 50, the Tech Park is a full-service business enterprise zone with 12 competitively priced, builder-ready lots. With prices beginning at $23,000/acre, our building lots range from 2.2 to 5.5 acres. Our economic development team is headquartered at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center, the Tech Park’s flagship business incubator. As business neighbors, our network ensures you real-time advice, assistance and advocacy. Learn more here.